Saffron + Lime Roasted Pistachios

Pesteh-ye bu Dadeh ba Zaferun-o Limu-ye Kermani


Preparation info

  • Makes

    1 lb

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      7 hr

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

I love the taste of saffron, lime, and salt in these roasted pistachios. This treat is not normally available in shops, and making it is well worth the effort.


  • 1 lb/450 g raw pistachios in the shell
  • cups/360


  1. To macerate the pistachios: Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and toss well. Allow to macerate for 1 hour.
  2. To roast the pistachios: Preheat the oven to 200°F/95°C. Line a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper.
  3. Toss the pis